Joy Devotion


A book about Joy Division fans written by Joy Division fans.


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Jennifer’s book is a seriously good, considered and well written study on the curious interaction that takes place between the music and the fan. An interaction that can give meaning security and identity in a world where these things are in increasingly short supply.Stephen Morris, drummer Joy Division and New Order

Joy Devotion: The Importance of Ian Curtis and fan culture explores the lasting legacy in the fan post-punk and economy of Joy Division lead singer Ian Curtis and what such dedication says about the larger issues facing us in a modern world. Essays on Curtis exploring ideas of memory death technology fandom and secular religion are complemented by photos taken at the Ian Curtis Memorial Stone. In this book fans and artists contribute their personal insights granting intimate access to the very people who Curtis continues to influence and inspire long past his untimely death in 1980.

Edited by Jennifer Otter Bickerdike

Preface by Stephen Morris. Foreword by Kevin Cummins.

Illustrated throughout, including 14 pages in colour.